Congratulations to the Island Bay Swishers, who played a fantastic game of basketball in the final playoffs for 3rd and 4th place this week! The kids had lost a hard-fought game to the same team last week in the minor rounds, going away to practice and learn strategies to maximise our strengths. As a coach I was absolutely stoked to see them using a hand-off and drive technique they had practiced, scoring and sharing the ball around the key faster than the defence could respond.
The game was fast-paced and everyone dug deep to cover defence and support their mates. The kids showed superb resilience and maturity in continually choosing to focus on the game after setbacks, and in showing great respect to the umpires. Swishers, you should all be very proud of yourselves!